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Charters Towers History Tour

May 14, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Charters Towers began with the discovery of gold over 150 years ago – one of the biggest gold rushes in Australian history. Hear the fascinating story behind the town’s name, the colourful characters, streets and grand buildings including the Royal Hotel and Stock Exchange Arcade on this guided tour.
When gold was found by an Aboriginal boy in 1871, Charters Towers became the richest city in Queensland and second largest after Brisbane, boasting a stock exchange, grand buildings and houses, fine shops, wide streets, electricity, gaslights, telegraph and the telephone – it had everything. Residents nicknamed their town “The World.”


This tour has challenges for those using wheelchairs or mobility aids. 

  • Low step at entrance to Stock Exchange Arcade
  • Deep gutters
  • Approximately 300m round trip with no seating available

Plan Your Visit


74 Mosman Street, Charters Towers, QLD, 4820

Open Hours

10:00 am - 11.15 am


0401 666 441


Entry Fees

$30.00 Adult
$25.00 Concession
$15.00 Child
$75.00 Family

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